Cormoran Srike is facing one of the worst times of his life. His long time girlfriend has left him for another man, he’s forced to live in his office, and he’s under large amounts of debt. It all looks to be going from bad to worse, that is, until John Bristow shows up in his office.
The Golden Compass follows the story of a girl called Lyra and her dæmon Pantalaimon. In her world, the souls of humans are tied to that of animal creatures whose bodies change up until the time of puberty. It was an interesting concept and I very much enjoyed it. These dæmons are either male or female depending on their human counterpart. Female humans have male dæmons and males have female dæmons.